This article was published on 18 July 2019 by unterwasser – Das Tauchmagazin – a German Dive Magazine which has over 12 000 followers:
Translated from the Article to the left:
News from SASRCOA:
New Association in the diving industry of South Africa
In recent years, a lot has changed during the South African sardine run. Hustle and bustle: not only a handful of organizers, but a whole armada of boats is now heading out to the sea during the season between February and July to experience the largest marine migration in the Southern Hemisphere! The customer has the agony of the whale, he is standing there alone with all his questions: who has permission? Who experience? Who has the expertise?
Here the association helps with its members and can make it easier for the customer to book!
The South African Sardine Run Charter Owners’ Association (SASRCOA – www.sasrcoa.co.za) has been the task of setting a quality seal and to answer to booking tourists and organizers, and to present on their website members who take into account the requirements laid down by law and compliance with recommended code of conduct. This is how a code of conduct (code of conduct) has been created, resulting from decades of experience and expertise of the founding members.
According to existing laws and in cooperation with South African authorities, behaviors have been defined which are leading to the sardine run. In addition to local diving organizers, hotels and travel companies and tour organizers, international organizers are also invited to become a member. Because only if this association is big enough is it possible to gain influence and maintain the sardine run, as it has been lived so far. To Obtain participation and hearing from decision-makers is an important goal here.
The founding members of African Water Sports, Adventure the Deep and Dive Expert tours are pleased to have created an instrument for the protection of the sardine run and promotion of tourism in South Africa for the future of a growing diving industry.
All details can be found on the homepage: SASRCOA